Making Friends With Your Mind: The Five Powers At the Library with Geshe Sonam

Making Friends With Your Mind: The Five Powers At the Library with Geshe Sonam

Burlington Public Library

time 1:00 PM


When: Saturday, June 10, 2023

Where: Attend in person if you are in the area and able, or watch online if not.

While this teaching will also be streamed online, it is a wonderful opportunity to meet with the Lama Yeshe Ling community in person at the Burlington Public Library for those who are able.

Burlington Public Library, Central Branch, Centennial Hall, and online (see below)

2331 New St, Burlington, ON L7R 1J4, Canada

Everyone is welcome.

Whatever our experience, whether good or bad, we can use the five powers (methods of mind training) to deepen our compassion. Learn how our minds can remain happy, regardless of outer circumstances from Geshe Sonam, a traditionally trained Tibetan teacher.

The Mind Training (Lojong) teachings are a tradition of mental cultivation with pith instructions designed to be applied in daily life situations. At the heart of these instructions are the five powers, each pointing to an awareness that will help us embody compassion and wisdom in different situations.

  1. The power of motivation allows us to establish a positive foundation for making decisions.
  2. The power of familiarity allows us to direct our habituation to what is positive.
  3. The power of the seed establishes the causes of positive qualities.
  4. The power of destruction allows helps purify self-destructive patterns.
  5. The power of prayer helps us to direct our wishes and positive potential to our spiritual goals.

Geshe Sonam will present the five powers in a way that makes them accessible and immediately applicable to life situations.

Register here to watch online. (this is a very simple and quick registration process by email),

or watch the sessions live-streamed on Facebook.

Information about the previous talk in this Library series that was on May 13th  can be found here: The Four Close Placements of Mindfulness

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